“Of Peacocks and Men”, an interdisciplinary project by Irena Birsa is all about fear and what we could have been without it. Original text and pre-stored sounds are the main items.
The relationship between music and text is submissive, the sonic atmosphere of electronic sounds is merely accompanying the story and reacting to actress’ sometimes spontaneous, improvised gestures.
Even though there are moments, where the music and text turn to chaos, there is a blue light guiding us throughout the performance. Symbolizing tranquility, openness and purity, the intimate blue light enables the public to feel safer, more eager to accept the emotions that are being thrown at them. The text, music and light are working together to create an almost garish space for the audience in which little clicks can occur. Less thinking and more feeling.
Visiting the Deep Space presentations is only possible with a pre-booked ticket. Tickets are available at the Ars Electronica Center’s infodesk and can only be booked for the respective time slot of the museum visit ticket.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
Irena Birsa, Simona Korošec, Valentina Cinquini, Prof. Andreas Weixler
Institutions: ABPU (Anton Bruckner Private University)
Irena Birsa is a Slovenian artist. She is studying flute at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. She participated as a flutist in festivals and master classes in Slovenia, Sweden, Romania, Hungary and Croatia. As an artist she is currently working on electronic/computer music and the concept of interdisciplinary art. Simona Korošec studies violin at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. As a violinist and actress she is engaged in interdisciplinary projects and several artistic ensembles and orchestra projects.